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pleiad

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noun ple·iad \ˈplē-əd, ˈplā-, -ˌad, chiefly British ˈplī-\

Definition of pleiad

  1. :  a group of usually seven illustrious or brilliant persons or things



Origin of pleiad

French Pléiade, group of seven 16th century French poets, from Middle French, group of seven tragic poets of ancient Alexandria, from Greek Pleiad-, Pleias, from singular of Pleiades


First Known Use: circa 1839


Pleiad

noun ple·iad

Definition of Pleiad

  1. :  any of the Pleiades



14th Century

First Known Use of pleiad

14th century

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